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Juan Francisco Dotson

Juan Francisco Dotson

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About Me

I am a English/Spanish speaking criminal defense and immigation attorney that always fights for my clients, whether its through defending my client's rights through suppression motions or the right to be tried by a jury or the right to be sentenced fairly--I'm relentless.  I won't let you plead to a charge that is going to make you deportable or inadmissible--you got to fight your case or face deporation.  Hiring an immigration attorney after you are on probation is worthless and a waste of money; tackle the issues in criminal court in order to get the best result. 


I'm not one of the actors you see on tv; I don't yell at the judges or have fits with the DAs to get what my client needs; I have a reputation to uphold and at the end of the day, that carries a lot of weight with judges and prosecutors.  I've mastered camoflouging, spinning and diluting the bad facts from every type of case--facts don't disappear, so I present them in a different light. Don't take my word--please check out the prior cases I have handled.  I recommend you review cases of all the attorneys you consider employing.


Call my office for a consultation.  May you have a blessed 2009. 


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    11 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Immigration: 40%
    9 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Juan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steve Hun Kim

    Juan is an excellent defense attorney who I highly endorse. I have personally seen him obtain tremendous results for his clients, even when faced with bad facts. Truly a problem solver and passionate advocate for his client's rights.


    Steve Kim Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Osuna & Dotson Law Firm

2067 W. Whittier Blvd.
La Habra, CA, 90631



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Public Interest Scholarship Honor RollCalifornia State Bar2003
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Defense & Immigration attorneyLaw Office of Juan F. Dotson2008 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderRiverside County Public Defender2005 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Leo A. Deegan Inn of CourtBarrister2006 - 2008
Riverside County Bar AssociationAssociate Member2005 - 2008
LA County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. David Mirandanot guilty on all 4 counts of commercial burglary
People v. Karen KeeneNot guilty on assault with a deadly weapon
People v. Egularia Perezfelony dismissed, probation violated/credit served
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Publication NameTitleDate
Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North AmericaThe Electronic Talking Label2000
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara Univ SOLN/Alaw2004
Univ of Southern CalifN/Aundergraduate2001
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court - Team JuryVoir Dire - Do's and Don'ts2008